Another Balloon Launch

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Another perfect day with little wind gives our “balloonatics” another chance to launch an ozone balloon. An earlier midday launch yielded no data so we repeat the performance after dinner. Every day we’ve been having very nice displays PSCs (type II Polar Stratospheric Clouds) which inform our scientists that the atmosphere bears watching….and measuring. Roberto is wrapping up his LIDAR experiments as it’s becoming too light at night. We can now view beautiful sunsets all night and the South Pole is continuously bathed in sunlight for the next six months. In two weeks we expect continuous daylight for almost that long. The ice runway is nearly finished allowing the Main Body to arrive next week. Stay tuned….

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